The long-awaited live action series focused on the Jedi Master played by Ewan McGregor will shed light on an unexplored period for the galactic franchise. It premieres next March 27 with a double episode on Disney +.
Obi-Wan Kenobithe third live-action Star Wars series after The Mandalorian Y boba fett bookare so just around the corner that it will be one of the fictions that premieres in the current stretch this month, specifically the next day May 27, coinciding with the celebration of the Star Wars Celebration in which great revelations are expected for the franchise.
Set eight years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and 12 years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres 17 years after the last film of the prequel trilogy, but it brings us back to the actors who played some of the characters back then. The first of them Ewan McGregor, who returns to get into the skin of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi who witnessed how his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, could not resist the Dark Side and became Darth Vader, but also Hayden Christensen himself, an actor who has not had much luck in his career as a performer after his work in the unforgettable films, but who will again get into the skin of the most iconic Sith in the franchise.
They will not be the only ones, since the returns of two other faces that we already know and relate to characters in the saga have also been confirmed: Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars.
In addition, the timeline in the franchise in which it takes place Obi-Wan Kenobi also allows other characters to appear in the Disney + series, but, for now, These four are the confirmed ones and this is how they have changed in the last 17 years.
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Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
The first of these, of course, is the star of the series itself, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a character we first met in 1977, in the first film in the Star Wars franchise: Episode IV – A New Hope. He was then embodied by Sir Alec Guinness and lived as an old hermit in exile before his final confrontation with Darth Vader. However, it was in the movies that we refer to as the Star Wars prequels that we got to meet the character at his best, and then yes, already played by Ewan McGregor. The actor that we directly relate to the Jedi Master.
Kenobi was one of the central characters in the first three Skywalker Saga movies and McGregor was absolutely perfect in the role. Now, the also Trainspotting actor returns to get into the skin of his character in the franchise with the help of the Disney + series, set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, episodes III and IV, respectively. Thus, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be able to show the transition from the hero of the Jedi Order to the withered old man of the original trilogy. During that time, one of his missions was to keep an eye on Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, so it will be fascinating to see what drives him to leave the iconic planet.
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
In addition to Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the other major Star Wars character returning in the franchise’s new live-action series on Disney+ is Darth Vader, arguably the most iconic character in the history of the galactic film saga. And, once again, he will be played by Hayden Christensen.
Christensen played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and , since in the first film of the prequel trilogy the character was presented as a young child. In the third film, the actor addressed the transition to the dark side of his character, culminating in him becoming Darth Vader. The Potential for Villain Plot Development in Obi-Wan KenobiStar Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith it’s huge. He is the second lead in the series after McGregor, but it also makes a lot of sense considering where his storylines will take place in the franchise’s history. A new, unexpected and, until now, also unknown confrontation between those who were Master and Padawan.
Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
Another Star Wars prequel actor returning for Obi-Wan Kenobi is Joel Edgerton, who returns to the role of Owen Lars after playing the character in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
At the end of the prequels, Obi-Wan brought then-infant Luke Skywalker to the Lars’ farm on Tatooine, leaving him in the care of his aunt and uncle. In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Owen and Beru are killed off, but now the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will offer the chance to flesh out the character’s arc a bit more. We know that Owen was not very happy about allowing the Jedi Master to train his nephew, but the weight of the character’s role in the series will depend on the time we spend on Tatooine.
Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun
With the return of Owen Lars, it makes perfect sense that another confirmed character is Beru Whites. The character of Bonnie Piesse also appeared in Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith and her fate has the same sad end in store for her partner. .
About Beru, however, we know even less, although he is the counterpoint to Owen in the upbringing of Luke, with whom he maintains a more friendly and supportive and less overprotective attitude. By bringing her back into the franchise, we’ll have a chance to get to know the character back, there’s a chance to give her more weight and get to know her better.